Tuesday, June 5, 2018

The Benefits of Collagen Supplementation


Collagen is the most abundant protein in the body.   It’s synthesized mainly from the two amino acids glycine and proline.  Collagen is found in the bones, muscles tendons, connective tissues,and blood vessels, as well as in the lining of the digestive system.  It is also provides the skin with most of it's protein and makes up approximately 33% of the total protein in the body.

The body's collagen diminishes with age, causing wrinkles and sagging skin in the later years.

Poor nutrition can also diminish collagen production, causing so-called "crepey skin".  Low collagen levels also age the bones and joints and causes sluggish intestinal digestion.

Adding collagen to your diet has enormous benefits for the health of skin, nails, hair, and joints. It also aids in reducing the appearance of cellulite and stretch marks by improving the skin's elasticity.

Collagen is also beneficial for the digestive system and for healing leaky gut.  It helps to break down proteins and soothes your gut's lining, healing damaged cell walls and infusing it with healing amino acids.

The best type of collagen to use is bovine collagen. It is a naturally occurring protein found in the cartilage and bones of cows and is much like the collagen found in the human body. It also provides types I and III collagen, the key components in your skin, nails, hair, tendons, ligaments, muscles, bones and blood vessels.

I personally use Pure Collagen Peptide Powder, which I buy on Amazon.  I add it to my morning protein shake. It also mixes well with just about any liquid.  Collagen should be taken with Vitamin C or foods containing Vitamin C for optimum absorption.  Try it and you'll see the amazing benefits in just a few weeks!